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Oct 3, 2012 4:30am PDT
neighborhood cities to do projects consider joining the neighborhood bmr program. we need units to enter that program. when the economy is slow and new units aren't being added through the mayor's office of housing something like this is really an interesting approach, particularly in a neighborhood that does not have a lot of -- that has a lack of economic diversity. >> commissioner hillis. >> if i can ask a question of staff. the issue of this -- establishing these units as bmr didn't come up in your report. is this something that came up after? >> we did discuss the rent control thing and try to keep them affordable. i'm going to defer to the city attorney, though. there has to be some sort of nexus if you make that requirement. and i don't think we could find that at the staff level. >> fine. [speaker not understood]. has anybody talked about it? are they open to it, administering additional bmr units? i would imagine they are. has that been discussed at all? it is highly unusual, this kind of approach. >> we haven't had any conversation, staff hasn't. >> did you want to follow-up? >
Oct 13, 2012 11:00pm PDT
august 3, 2012 to new china real ti it a permit to alter a building, remove illegal unit at garage level, remove illegal kitchen and bath, cap all utilities at source and convert to storage. you have 7 minutes ?oo . >> on september 5, 2011, i signed a lease for my apartment, 2888 fall sum street. i was never informed the unit was anything unusual compared to anything else in the city. there was nothing in the lacy to indicate the unit was not up to code or a perfectly acceptable apartment unit. i'm not a real estate professional and though i went to college, i had to reason to believe there was anything about this unit that made it different or made the lease terms that we were about to enter into different than any other lease that i signed. this apartment, while quirky and charming is like many of the apartments we see anywhere across the city in any neighborhood, part of the fabric of the city that we all know. so in may, 2012, the ownership of the building that i rent in was changed and the owners, at that time the new owners inspected the entire building including my unit and despit
Oct 10, 2012 4:30am PDT
below market rate units without any requirement to do so. and i think it's a good one because, as was pointed out, even though they're rent controlled, presumably the rent in pacific heights is fairly high and, you know, it's not going to go down any. when there's a vacancy, the rent is whatever the new rent is. and, so, -- and they're vacant now. affording to what my understanding is, if they were under inclusionary units, that's the 60th percentile ami, which means if they're rental that's what they would have to be rented for. i don't have the number off the top of my head. it would depend how many people you have. presumably you wouldn't have more than two per studio, although you could. that would -- i think that's the limit. and that sets what that rate is. if they were sold as condos, then it would be 100 percentile, it does make ami. there isn't anything that exists in pacific heights, a couple small units that could be purchased at a very affordable rate. normally i would be in favor of having more bedrooms, but the other good thing is it recaptures the rear yard which should
Oct 8, 2012 9:00pm PDT
nob, the stoop structure that allows direct access to the lower units and the smaller building, and a larger mixed-use building on market street, the garage entry there. that is the and of the design presentation; one last image that shows a corner of fifteenth and market. thank you. >> thank you. we are available for questions. >>we will open it up for public comment. nathan sedlander. sarah vaness. peter cohen. >> i live thatnext to the walgreens. thank you for the opportunity to express my point of view as a concerned member of the neighborhood. there are a number of issues that in my analysis are difficult to change at this point in the process. where residents like myself will most of pay for the negative externalized cost, the most impactful of these is that this is a six-story height building, on a block were no building is higher than four stories. this was a provision included in the market/octavia plan; there is no doubt that the large building located at the downhill slope will have a negative impact on live in the surrounding peaks. i am supportive replacing the gas stat
Oct 4, 2012 4:00pm PDT
units planning here for 2175 market are only 750 or less feet. out find it strained to raise a family in such a place. the result is having singles or families with children. second i ride my bike to work and my wife takes public transportation the state; i'm tentative to pull out of the garage on 15th as cars race across the street to make the 14 second light. ultimately, the more dangerous situation for cyclists as myself navigating the traffic. in summary i suggest reducing the height of the traffic to four stories, expanding the two-bedroom units to 1,000 sq. ft. and adding three bedroom units and keep existing curb cuts. thank you for your time. >> thank you. >> thank you. my name is sarah vaness, i live in the same building as nathan, next to the walgreens exit. we are thrilled about the project, at huge improvement to the neighborhood; we are happy to see much-needed rental space in the neighborhood as well as integrated low-income housing proposition, is all positive. we are concerned about a couple of things that are serious but solvable. the density issue high concern for me
Oct 21, 2012 11:00pm PDT
>>> up next on a second look, it brought the united states and the soviet union to the brink of nuclear war 50 years ago. how the cuban missile crisis began and how president kennedy searched for a way to keep from possibly going into war. and how the bay area prepared for the cold war with nuclear missile bases. >> reporter: hello everyone i'm frank somerville and welcome to a second look. 50 years ago tonight the world waited and watched to see if the united states would go into war with russia. a missell took pictures that revealed the soviet had built missile bases. it turned out the missells had already been there for three months. back in 2001, ktvu reporter george watson brought us this look back at those tense days when the united states and the soviet union stood on the brink of nuclear war, each waiting to see if the other would blink. >> a picket line of american warships cruised the waters off the coast of cuba. soviet ships possibly carrying nuclear missiles had been warned to turn back. it was a deadly dance at high noon in the sea. the cuban missile crisis took th
Oct 11, 2012 6:00pm PDT
another unit, two difficulties. first we don't know what that unit would look like, we cannot resurrect it. it quotes, can this be done through interior alterations? it cannot. to put it unit on each floor, equal size units, not possible. talking about mostly criteria 3, the most important one. ask the applicant in the guidelines, look at all the dwellings within 150 feet; see in this case they are sick family. several ways to count. on a sandborn map, using a mailbox survey, 3r reports, or the planning information website. four very different things come up. public is getting confused; i have had several cases during the last year, one of which i'm putting up on the last year, another one i did based on mary woods' staff approving based on a mailbox survye within the last two years. she found in both cases the third criteria was met. your staff report says it cannot count the legal number of dwelling units. but it says count the number of units, not legal. if you ask them, did you get issued 3r reports for the billing department? the answer is no. their website shows one numb
Oct 2, 2012 4:00am PDT
initial construction on-site and then and allow people to move from their existing units and demolish those units. so, we're minimizing the off-site relocation. >> thanks. >> commissioner wu. >> thank you. i'm also really happy to support this legislation. i think that san francisco is leading the way to correct all of the wrongs of hope 6 -- maybe not all of them, but i think in particular you hear horror stories across the country about whole communities were broken up because of the hope 6 process. so, i wanted to ask either staff or a representative from supervisor olague's office. at the time the report had been written and sent to us there was a recommendation for, i think it was, not to make -- not to make a recommendation, but dominica today talked about the changes that had been made to the legislation. so, i don't mean to put you on the spot, but does staff feel like we can make a recommendation today? is that what you were waiting for for those particular changes? >> i think the department thinks the concept of the legislation is great. the reason we said not to make a reco
Oct 4, 2012 4:30pm PDT
supportive of the project. seeing the 25 parkings, the project aims to have 40% two-bedroom units; there was an earlier iteration with less. >> ms. o'brian, project is subject to a number of fees. the have a ballpark figure that you have calculated as to what all these fees come to in total? >> i don't have the final numbers; they have not been verified by the planning department yet. it would easily be in the 500,000 dollar range or more for the community impact fees from market/octavia; in addition roughly 250,000 dollars for the affordable housing fee, separate. >> exclusive the below-market units? >> correct. does not include -- we are providing 20 percent for affordable. >> thank you. this might be a little off the subject. is peter cohen here? something directed to debose. it is not a question. a comment. directed to the other neighborhood groups. peter lewis is gone too. it is a common does not can you sense then. nevermind. i was going to say peter, in terms of mdna i would like to if anybody from dubose or eureka valley or castro or other groups involved in negotiating th
Oct 4, 2012 5:00pm PDT
sizes, appropriate densification, and a lot of the tories were chopped up into smaller units, which i feel is inappropriate. they don't address family needs; we should err on the side of allowing -- especially if it was like that originally. the other point brought up is project sponsor, in reality if this was to be split it would cost 400,000 to 600,000 to split. undoubtedly, there will be broken into expensive condos. i visited the area the other day to look around; i cannot say for sure whether or not staff is correct with the predominance of single-family units as opposed to what project sponsor and counsel represent. i believe the latter is correct; the number of people who own victorians in that area all of them are single-family victorians; i would think the reality of the case -- whether it is 3r reports or tax base, the case is made that there is over 50 percent of single-family in the area; that is one criteria which makes it 3 criteria. fourth criteria is function. we have a situation where someone wants to convert what is legally two units by making connections between t
Oct 10, 2012 4:00am PDT
move the residents from their existing units, we'll demolish those units. we are again trying to mime eyes the off sit relocation. >> it's good to know that. >> we can do that where we have room. we can't always do that, but hunters view and alice griffith give us the opportunity to do so. and, you know, obviously the dense ithv of potrero as well as sunnydale is lower so we have the opportunity to keep most of the residents on-site as we build. * density the big question is the source of the funding. we will move as fast as we have funds to build. and, you know, so, that's always the biggest issue. but for now alice and hunters view are moving along. >> and then i guess the current location, it's sounds like those projects are okay. do we relocate them in county or do people have a choice -- do we try to find them housing within san francisco? how does that work? >> i can't speak for the past in terms of the other -- because the city has done hope 6 projects in the past. and i think that what the developers did was to offer the vouchers because those were completely demolished and th
Oct 11, 2012 4:30pm PDT
units, and that is a much bigger project. this is a sliver lot on a corner. we would like you to entertain the idea of reducing the density, i put in our position letter is, we would like to have larger, two-bedroom units in this project. i will explain immolated testimony the rationale in more detail. to give you an idea, i own the building on nob hill, i have eight units the same size; in the 15 years i have had that building i have not had one couple with a child apply for any of the units. the whole idea in the general management plan, and the market/octavia plan for two-bedroom units is to be family-friendly. we have a baby boom going on. 733-sq. ft. units and calling them 2-bedroom is going around the issue. we respectfully ask you to have these units significantly larger, 900-950 sq. ft. wsolely on couples in the area having babies will have a nice place to live. thank very much. >> my name is maria mejia, a board member from the mission dolores association. i'm here for the 2175 market st. project. i live in the area for about 20 years, in an apartment building with 16 un
Oct 3, 2012 8:30am PDT
of many in the united states in the most diverse state in the world's most averse democracy. the delegation will appreciate this as you walk the streets of san francisco at our best as it is across the state. people are living and a dancing together across every conceivable and imaginable difference. i have believed the world looks to us to say it is -- if it is possible to live together across every conceivable difference. we're proud of our home and place in history and proud of our example. but we also are humble in the context of the world we're living in. a world that is another connected but hyper-connected with a merger of i.t. and globalization. we recognize our faith -- fate is connected to the fate of others. that is the spirit that binds us together. the spirit that brings us here today. i want to close by reminding you that california is the birthplace as mayor lee was saying of life science, biotech, the home of the california stem cell institute, a state with more engineers, more scientists, more global -- nobel laureate's than any other state or we still lay claim
Oct 5, 2012 11:30pm PDT
, market street as wide as it is. it is appropriate for this type of density; the unit mix is fine. i agree that there are traffic problems with these intersections, not just this one, and not just this project causing it. it may be appropriate to ask the cac look at this issue; that is where these development fees are going. it is an appropriate recommendation to try to fix not only this intersection but others on market street that have similar problems. that is where the development money goes; where the impact these go. it is appropriate to fix these intersections; we could ask the cac to look into these recommendations. that would be great but i am supportive of the project. >> i believe in public testimony with reference that there is a regulatory -- can the project sponsor respond to that? >> on behalf of the project sponsor, there is a regulatory region why the fees cannot be used for an independent agreement. we are not aware of it. >> question about housing ordinance? >> we look at the improvements contemplated. could not find any that were directly related to the issues tha
Oct 23, 2012 2:00am PDT
inn, 84 units on jones street. we were able to fill up that building with this new target population in a couple months as opposed to 5 years sort of the process of developing new housing and convincing everybody that we could house the people we were aiming to house. and then we just went on a roll from there and leased 5 other hotels in the tenderloin, names that you probably know, have visited people in and so forth, the windsor hotel, the empress, the plaza -- not the plaza, that's not master leased -- the star, the camelot, and before we knew it we had 450 units of what's now known as housing first type housing. and it was all experiments and we i'm sure made many mistakes along the way, but we were very gratified that we were housing folks who had traditionally been not able to get housing. along the way we had some learning in terms of what it takes and what the support services really should be in the housing. and up until that point, really the notion was you just had a couple kind of case managers and everything would be okay. and that was an understandable, you know, begin
Oct 1, 2012 6:30am PDT
am here today to congratulate everyone on getting behind the new rules for the five to nine unit projects. i spoke with a few people today that work on our jobs and asked them when is the last time they were on one of those projects? and literally no one could remember being on a five to nine unit project and the numbers here today show that the reason is they just haven't been built. it's sad. it's a bit of a travesty that only 1bmr unit was produced and we missed out on that housing that would have been built and i worked in construction -- i have been around construction my whole life since i was listen year's old. basically the -- >> >> 11 year's old. basically this is a stepping stone for us. you can look at it you don't go straight to kindergarten maybe to university. maybe we would like to but that's not the way it works, so if you only have done a single family home, remodel projects, did you prux and you ask for financing for a nine unit project that is more units they laugh at you as you're walking out the door with your head down, so this is the only way by changing th
Oct 30, 2012 2:00am PDT
before we knew it we had 450 units of what's now known as housing first type housing. and it was all experiments and we i'm sure made many mistakes along the way, but we were very gratified that we were housing folks who had traditionally been not able to get housing. along the way we had some learning in terms of what it takes and what the support services really should be in the housing. and up until that point, really the notion was you just had a couple kind of case managers and everything would be okay. and that was an understandable, you know, beginning to supportive housing because it was a reaction against more institutional care so we didn't want to recreate skilled nursing facilities and so forth in the community, but as we got into it more and realized what we could also do additionally with more enhanced health care services on site, we really began to hit our stride more and really see how you could stabilize people in housing and so then we hooked up with dr. josh bamburger, the medical director of our section. we started introducing, you know, some nursing hours within
Oct 15, 2012 2:00am PDT
approved thousands of units of market -rate housing. i approved and i stand guilty. i'm not saying that i just sat there and just approved housing that was below market rate or anything. but i think it would have helped to have had more of a comprehensive view of how our individual elections were impacting the whole. and also the long-term view of housing here in the city. because there was the 10th and market project, i know started out as for-sale units and asked for a conditional use to be considered as rental units. you know, 55 laguna, the project i worked foreperson seven and a halfs and we sat with open houses and debated whether that should be 100% affordable low-income senior housing or not or mixed-use housing? recently those project sponsors came back and wanted to maybe sacrifice some of the middle-income affordable housing for the financing of the senior housing? so that is -- these debates are endless. so i think again it would help to have just, you know, more holistic approach to this whole thing. i don't think we have the appropriate analyses sometimes or least i didn't f
Oct 1, 2012 2:00pm PDT
bring forth cases when we knew that 15% of golden gateway units, for example were being hotelized. i would like to know why it's taken to so long to address this issue? >> thank you, supervisor. the reason it has is because of the current state of the ordinance prior to supervisor chiu's proposed amendments. and that is that it essentially requires a person who is a permanent resident in a building of four units or more to bring an action and his proposed amendments will expand that to allow other people to brick bring in action or the situation becoming known to the department of building inspection. so the way the ordinance was amended back about 15 years ago was narrowly drawn and since the ordinance was changed to what we see today, i have gotten two complaints that have actually come to us from people who have standing. so the proposed changes will go a long way to incorporate and allow others to bring these matters to our attention. usually what would happen is that someone would bring this to the attention of an individual and sometimes it would get resolved before it ever cam
Oct 22, 2012 12:00pm PDT
out her unit and didn't even receive a warning and was evicted. he think that was a pretty extreme and pretty inappropriate action for the landlord. i think if you are going to restrict that, you should warn people and give them an opportunity to begin complying rather than just kicking them out. so i guess this is the long way of saying that you have a difficult road to hoe here and i look forward to helping you and supporting you in that effort because this is very, very important. >> thank you. if there are no other comments, colleagues, can we move this forward with a positive recommendation without objection? [ gavel ] . thank you. thank you president chiu. thank you everyone. miss miller could you please call item no. 3. >> item no. 3 is an ordinance implementing san francisco's housing preservation and production polices and goals. and this and the sponsors are supervisor christina olague and co-sponsors supervisor kim, campos and myself. supervisor olague. >> this is a piece of, i guess, a policy that we have been working on or i have been working on since i was on the plan
Oct 10, 2012 3:00pm PDT
their buildings, so that i unit or set of units could be used year-round for these types of practices. from my perspective that is not the type of housing use we want it to see. i think it's one thing to let's say a family that wants to go away a couple of weeks on vackace and if there are students spending a couple of months out of town or someone is going away for the weekend. that is a very different proposition than a landlord or owner saying that they are going to keep several units vacant except for folks who want to come in on air bx b. i think the third set of issues that we'll eventually have to tackle is the issue of taxation. our hotels are required to pay a hotel tax. and yet we know there are thousands of folks who are being rented to in situations similar to that hotel context. that don't have to pay any fair share of the cost that our city has to spend to deal with the 16 million tourists that come in every year. so that is another conversation that i think we need to have as well. as you can imagine, these are complicated issues, which is why it's taking me a little bi
Oct 1, 2012 12:00pm EDT
conferences, one the united nations general assembly in which representatives of the nations who are members of the general assembly come here, including heads of state and foreign ministers and others at the clinton global initiative, business and government and ngo s were in attendance to talk about big ideas, big problems. one of the problems they talked about at both places was syria. another was middle east protest about a film that attacked mohammed and the third was iran and nuclear weapons. we begin with the former president of the united states bill clinton in conversation with me and my colleague at cbs nora o'donnell. >> rose: do you think this election the president has said that change has to come from outside rather than in washington, that this election has the possibility of producing a change that will be able to overcome gridlock. >> i don't think it to the only has the possibility, i think it almost certainly will. and let me explain why. i think the president's going to win but let's assume governor romney won. if he wins, that almost certainly means the republica
Oct 17, 2012 2:00am PDT
production and regional goals to these analyses. so for example, for the size of the unit that supervisor wiener mentioned. we're addressing this in the annual report already. we're covering a lot of these and this will be the mandated part of these reports. the other parts are going to remain, in the reports and provide them national anthemly annually or quarterly. >> as far as the minor modification goes. it's on page. >> many this is amendment that supervisor olague? >> yes, this is an amendment, we're changing the title of no. 2 will be "quarterly housing production reports." and we are requesting this change. and then on line no. 5, we are requesting that this reads, "the planning commission with quarterly housing production report every three months." so lines 4 and 5 we're requesting to be changed. thank you. >> thank you so much. i had a quick question to supervisor olague. i know she made a reference to the aging population. and the need for housing for people, especially 60 years old and above. and i know that supervisor olague and i fit into the baby-boomer generation that we'r
Oct 15, 2012 9:30pm PDT
fight for trinity plaza, which is over 300 rent-controlled units in san francisco. and we were able to be successful in protecting that. so we want to ensure that other rent-controlled units in san francisco are protected as we all know the housing crisis is increasing in san francisco. there is a lot of small displacement that has been happening, not only south of market, but tenderloin with rents increasing. therefore, we want to make sure that the corporations don't take away the small existing rent-control that we already have, and because we need to address the exiting [sk-eufrt/]ing housing crisis for families. we urge you it please pass this and we hope that will you pass it at the full board of supervisors thank you. >> thank you for your support of this. >> it sounds like it's uncontested that we want to have good compliance that we're making sure there are good actors and that is a good step. so we're very supportive of that idea and it's good to hear that folks in the industry, so to speak, agree that that is a good practice. of course there is a larger discussion had a w
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